It will be the first the US team sport league to return after the COVID-19 lockdown.
“We are shocked and disappointed with today’s decision, but we will not give up our hard work for equal pay,” Molly Levinson, spokeswoman for the women’s players, said in a statement.
Call it a landmark moment for gender equality in sport, US women footballers equal pay lawsuit is gaining a lot of attention…
You can adore them or slam them, but you certainly cannot ignore them. The year 2019 belonged to women and the youth, they literally owned it. Here’s a roundup.
Megan Rapinoe, star of the United States Women’s National Team, was recently awarded the women’s Ballon d’Or prize at an awards ceremony in Paris.
She is one of the team’s co-captains, hence leadership comes naturally to her — both on and off the field.
Rapinoe helped lead the USWNT to its fourth World Cup title last summer in France, scoring six goals and recording as the tournament’s top player.
Megan Rapinoe is known for her strong opinions, she led the way in the women’s national team’s lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, accusing the federation of gender discrimination.
“Shout-out to women this year. Every woman! We’re just killing it the whole year. So shout-out to just women in general.” – Megan Rapinoe
The U.S. soccer standout and the co-captain of the winning soccer team at the Women’s World Cup final in France, Megan Rapinoe won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Player of the year award on Monday at Milan. This is the consecutive success after the tremendous victory of Rapinoe’s team at Women’s World Cup in July where the team won its second world cup title. Rapinoe is now the fourth American woman to have won the title of the player of the year. Besides, Jill Ellis won her second global coach award, the first she grabbed when the team won the 2015 World Cup title.
According to the reports, Megan Rapinoe earns far less than her team-mates Alex Morgan or Julie Ertz even though she is a national treasure and one of her country’s veteran players.
Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, and US Soccer confirmed that the federation paid out $34.1 million in salary and game bonuses to the women between 2010 and 2018 wherein $26.4 million was paid to the men.